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    Today, 06:11 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Steerable Casters in General
    I guess that there's no reason why the roller balls usually used for sliding material around on could not be used as cart casters. And in fact now...
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    Today, 12:25 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Steerable Casters in General
    Magpie, that's not going to work for this case because of how he wants it to pull out directly front side first into the "aisle" and then switch to...
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    Today, 01:36 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Steerable Casters in General
    Your replies convince me that you're having way too much fun in making this into a long term project... :D Up this way the muppet that is in...
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    Yesterday, 04:54 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Poor lathe design in General
    But the obvious seat pads for the block are not machined or drilled through and threaded. And they would be if there had ever been any intention of...
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    Yesterday, 04:52 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread great little lathe in General
    To be fair it is listed this time at least as a wood lathe. It likely could do pens with a bit of patience. At least THIS time they aren't listing...
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    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Steerable Casters in General
    Ah! More details. That always helps. And given how you want to move it directly out then to the side and then back again after using the DP in...
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    Yesterday, 02:16 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Hello again in General
    That sounds a bit like my own lathe deal. Not as cheap as yours but still a very attractive price. When I got it the machine had been run a bit but...
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    Yesterday, 02:12 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Poor lathe design in General
    Plunger, if you did do something like this it would be one bearing and a "tail" that extends back into the head stock. So the current front bearing...
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    Yesterday, 01:45 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread OT-Lucky Shot! in General
    "They" say that shooting .22LR out to 200 and 300 offers the same challenges as shooting .308 or similar out to 1000 and beyond. So all I can see...
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    Yesterday, 01:06 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Poor lathe design in General
    The headstock by itself perhaps. But you're forgetting about all the gearing on the outboard end that connects to the quick change box and lead...
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    Yesterday, 11:48 AM
    Acid is still acid. So citric or acetic won't matter. I think you'll find that the better way to neutralize the acid is out of the acid and rinse...
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    Yesterday, 11:35 AM
    If you try the low temp Staybrite or other soft solders note that you will want to be able to mask the spot where you want the solder to stay. I...
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    Yesterday, 11:24 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Steerable Casters in General
    How would you "steer" the cart with such wheels? I ask because by rights they should be linked so the steering wheels move together. But due to the...
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    08-18-2018, 08:05 PM
    On the chuck holding the cup.... That's nigh on perfect. If the jaws came out any further you would not really have enough teeth left in...
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    08-18-2018, 01:45 AM
    Someone above mentioned Unistrut and it got me thinking about the idea of a length of the stuff over the lathe with some limited front to back...
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    08-17-2018, 10:05 PM
    Cal, I doff my cap to you for being able to swap out any sort of 12 inch chuck without a lift. The 6 inch three jaw is a POC. But the 8" four jaw...
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    08-17-2018, 10:01 PM
    Likely easier to hack one out. Even without a mill it would be dead easy. A flat plate drilled to pass the draw bolt and a nut below. And to "key"...
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    08-17-2018, 08:29 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Grizzly 4000 Lathe in General
    I've often run into things like this where it's just simply the wise action to "lay down until the feeling goes away". If you get the bug back...
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    08-17-2018, 08:25 PM
    I suspect it got dropped in order to break off the handwheel like that. The shaft that the wheel fits onto may need a bit of tweaking to straighten...
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    08-17-2018, 04:35 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Sturdy lathe in General
    If you won't consider the 12 x 24 Taiwan or Chinese lathes then you're missing out on a good source of a pretty solid machine to fit within your...
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    08-17-2018, 03:55 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Sturdy lathe in General
    My first thought was "where's the tail stock". But it seems like it is a standard part. That would be a superb compact lathe if it includes the...
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    08-17-2018, 03:41 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Poor lathe design in General
    Nicely done. It's not ideal what with being extended out so far from the head stock main bearings. But it's a darn site better than the carriage...
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    08-16-2018, 08:34 PM
    Geez, he must have operated it while on a ladder.... or perhaps he was a big team basketball player? :D Yonderling, my motor is certainly single...
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    08-16-2018, 07:26 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Grizzly 4000 Lathe in General
    A link to the manual helps us to help you so we don't need to find it first http://cdn1.grizzly.com/manuals/g4000_m.pdf Page 62 is the exploded...
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    08-16-2018, 07:16 PM
    BCRider replied to a thread Combating machine rust in General
    You can try some other products. But I have to agree with the others that for a shop a swamp cooler is not a good option. EVERYTHING from machines...
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    08-16-2018, 07:09 PM
    Unless you switch to left hand end mills the normal forward direction is the correct direction for end mills. Same for any drilling. It may not...
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    08-16-2018, 06:40 PM
    Speaking of chucks flying off and rolling across the floor..... I didn't have it happen but it came DARN CLOSE! I see you have a drum switch...
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    08-16-2018, 06:33 PM
    I've run mine in reverse for light duty jobs that do not require much torque. For those times I lean on the wood bar a little harder prior to doing...
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    08-16-2018, 03:01 PM
    That's nuthin' I used to live in a SHOE BOX in the middle o'the ROAD! We'd work 26 hrs a day at the mill and when we got home t'the shoe box our...
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    08-16-2018, 02:33 PM
    Even the 8" three jaw is a pretty big chuck for that size of lathe. You'll need to watch it with that one as I'm sure that certain sizes of bar...
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